First Amendment: Freedom of Speech

As this video discusses, the key to accurately analyzing a First Amendment problem is identifying the proper test to apply based on the circumstances. If the law at issue is, for example, a prior restraint on speech, one test will apply. If the law is a content-based restriction, a different test will apply. If the law is a time, place, or manner restriction, there are multiple tests that might apply depending on what kind of forum the regulation targets. This video walks through the different tests and discusses when and how each test applies.

After watching the video, you may use the slides posted below for continued study and memorization.


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